Have you ever walked into a store and seen something you instantly loved and just knew you had to have? And the whole way as you’re walking to snag this particular item something starts to niggle at you. But you keep on going and snatch it up with a crazed smile. Almost as an afterthought you look at the price tag.
And then you go from so happy to irritated. Who in their right mind thinks they can charge this kind of price for this? Your opinion instantly changes… it’s not that great! I could totally make that myself! And then you realize that niggling feeling was that the store a bit too fancy, the customers far better dressed than yourself because this is a rich people’s store. It happens to me all of the time. I mean it. All. Of. The. Time.
But instead of remortgaging my home for a scarf I find a way to DIY it. And guess what?! They wanted $120 for something very similar to what I made. Wait – check that – something similar but not quite as pretty. Know how much mine cost? $12.50 – eat that fancy shop and watch me put that $107.50 toward that mortgage payment!
For this project you will need:
- Tassel Fringe (not even gonna lie… this is from the upholstery section!)
- scarf (less than 5 smackers at WalMart)
- Aleene’s Quick Dry Fabric Fusion
So I was taking pictures of just how lovely my $5 scarf from Walmart is (actually $2.50 since it also came with a mustard one, woot!) when Max got all up in my business which is normally fine but…
he started jacking up my scarf! So no really decent pic of it… sorry!
But as you can see, true to crafty cat lady form I didn’t kick the cat out… But here’s that tassel fringe. This stuff was $4 a yard (Hobby Lobby) and I used a 40% off coupon. This really did come from the upholstery section and it will add a bit of heft to your scarf BUT it’s totally worth it.
If you also buy an infinity scarf from WalMart you’ll need 4 yards of fringe. Otherwise measure before buying!
Grab your bottle of Quick Dry Fabric Fusion and get ready to get after it. I actually used this because I was worried about my cats attacking the fringe while I was working. Since this stuff dries so quickly I was able to keep on going around and around until it was all glued down and I had no worries of kitty destruction.
All you’re going to do is draw a line of glue along the edge and attach your fringe to it. So it looks right when wearing, make sure that both the top side and the bottom side of the scarf have the fringe pointing DOWNWARD. In other words, they need to both be going in the same direction rather than looking like a mirror image from one side to the next.
To work on mine, I placed my scarf around a big ol’ piece of cardboard and glued one side down, flipped the board and then the other. Be sure to pull the scarf up from the cardboard every once in a while because this stuff is crazy sticky and you’ll be peeling paper off otherwise.
Now those are some big ol’ tassels, aren’t they? And they do add some weight but if you go with a thinner scarf to begin with (see how you can see my fingers through the fabric?) it all seems to even out pretty well.
I LOVE it so much and I love even more that I didn’t give in and spend too much money on something very similar!
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We’re each sharing our fourth and final scarf tutorial of the week (sniff sniff). Goin’ out with a bang, if I do say so myself.
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Final Giveaway & Link Party Reminder
Alrighty, friends. We’re in the homestretch of our super-duper Scarf Week Giveaway and Link Party! It wraps at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. tonight, and we want each and every one of you to have a shot at one of the two crafty prize packs.
You can enter through both the Rafflecopter widget and link party for scarf-related projects of your own. Click HERE to enter! And we’ll be back tomorrow to announce the two lucky winners. Best of luck!
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Stay tuned because although today is our last installment of scarf tutorials, we’ll all be back tomorrow to recap the week, share a few glory (and gory) stories, as well as announce our two giveaway winners! It will be the grandest of finales. See you then.